When insulin isn’t produced or acts ineffectively, glucose remains circulating in the blood, leading to a condition known as hyperglycemia. Long-term hyperglycemia can result in the dysfunction and failure of various organs and systems, including the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and blood vessels.
This is highly problematic for the diabetic bodybuilder, strength and fitness athlete.
A well-structured self-management plan will focus on the following:
- Insulin therapy – T1D diabetics need insulin every day in order to control the levels of glucose in their blood.
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Calorie controlled diet comprised of predominantly high-quality food choices
- Regular physical exercise (especially if overweight)
Check out this short video blog I recorded. You’ll see how I react when I wake up to a surprising high blood sugar before training.
I discuss my theory for treating HIGH BLOOD GLUCOSE levels around exercise and why every person living with diabetes must obsess over maintaining normoglycemia (normal blood glucose control) if they want to build maximum amounts of muscle.
An ideal watch for any diabetic bodybuilder or fitness enthusiast.